Google Chrome gets an ad filter

This could get awkward.Google explains Chrome’s new ad blocker Starting today, Chrome will automatically filter ads from sites that don’t live up to the Better Ads Standards. Hopefully, that should cut down things we’ve seen like page-hijacking ads on mobile and many loud autoplaying videos, but the ads are still accessible if you really need to enter your Amazon account info on some random website. … Continue reading Google Chrome gets an ad filter

VLC 3.0 arrives for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS

VideoLAN today launched version 3.0 of its media player across all major desktop and mobile platforms: Windows (ARM, x86, x64), macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS. The world’s most used media player that plays everything just got even better. You can download the new version now: Android, iOS, and everything else. Version 3.0 adds numerous new features, fixes more than … Continue reading VLC 3.0 arrives for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS

Vertex helps customers simplify business tax prep with Chrome browser

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Kong Yang, Technical Director of Enterprise Solutions for Vertex, which develops tax management solutions for business. Vertex uses Chrome browser to provide a fast and user-friendly platform for Vertex Enterprise, the company’s flagship tax product. Anyone who’s filed a tax return knows how complex tax calculations can be. Every improvement Vertex makes to our products helps our customers simplify … Continue reading Vertex helps customers simplify business tax prep with Chrome browser

Google Chrome extensions with 500,000 downloads found to be malicious

Researchers have uncovered four malicious extensions with more than 500,000 combined downloads from the Google Chrome Web Store, a finding that highlights a key weakness in what’s widely considered to be the Internet’s most secure browser. Google has since removed the extensions. Researchers from security firm ICEBRG stumbled on the find after detecting a suspicious spike in outbound network traffic coming from a customer workstation. … Continue reading Google Chrome extensions with 500,000 downloads found to be malicious

Android’s notification dots are coming to Chrome OS

A new commit suggests that Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo’s notification dots. Oreo wasn’t the biggest Android update ever released, but one of the features it did add was notification dots. Notification dots are those colorful circles that appear next to your app icons, and long-pressing on an app with one of these reveals the notification(s) for that app above your app shortcuts. … Continue reading Android’s notification dots are coming to Chrome OS